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Concert #6

We are sad to say David Chynoweth is unwell and unable to fly to Australia.

We are most grateful to James Flores (organist at St Matthew's Church in Albury) for stepping in at such short notice with a beautiful recital program.

Percy Fletcher                Festival Toccata
Denis Bédard                  Variations sur Ubi Caritas
J.S. Bach                           Fantasia in C minor, BWV 562
Dieterich Buxtehude    Ciacona in E minor, BuxWV 160
François Couperin         Offertoire sur les grand jeux from Messe pour les Couvents
Marco Enrico Bossi        Chant du Soir, Op. 92 No. 1
Remo Giazotto               Adagio in G minor
Camille Saint-Saëns      Fantaisie in E-flat major

James Flores - organist 

James became interested in sacred music and the organ. He first began lessons on the organ under the instruction of Benedict Wilson and subsequently became sub-organist for the Schola Cantorum at St Patrick’s Church, Albury. James was actively involved in the Schola’s liturgical activities, concerts and the production of three CDs. From 2014, he continued his organ studies under the guidance of Dr Allan Beavis as Organ Scholar of the St Matthew’s Music Association. In 2017, James completed a series of thirteen organ recitals with notable performances at St Andrew’s Cathedral (Sydney), St Stephen’s Uniting Church (Sydney) and St Jude’s Anglican Church (Bowral). He also placed second in the Ringwood Classical Organ Competition (Melbourne). James has participated in masterclasses with renowned organists such as Daniel Moult (London), Johann Vexo (Choir Organist, Notre Dame de Paris) and Sarah Kim (l’Oratoire du Louvre, Paris).

James has successfully attained the LTCL with Distinction from Trinity College London, the Licentiate Diploma with Honours from the St Cecilia School of Music (SCSM) in organ and the Associate Diploma from the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) in organ and piano. He also holds a Diploma in Church Music (SCSM) and the Archbishops’ Award in Church Music (Guild of Church Musicians). In 2020, he received the Governor-General of Australia Medal for his contribution to music and was a finalist for Albury Citizen of the Year in 2017 and 2018.

James’ involvement in church music ministry spans over several parishes of the Albury, NSW, area. James enjoys the demanding but rewarding challenges in contributing to the various liturgies of the Christian church and his ongoing development as a recitalist and liturgical organist. James hopes that the organ will be a treasured instrument for many more generations to come.


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David Reccia Chynoweth - organist / composer

David received his first piano lessons at the age of six and continued to receive musical tuition throughout his childhood in Canberra and in Singapore. David chose to moved directly to Europe to complete his music studies (Organ, Harpsichord) in Italy and later at the University of Music (Vienna, Austria) where he was awarded his Master of Music in Organ Performance.


He considers his musical formation due to many inspiring teachers including Louis Robilliard, Michel Bouvard, Pier Damiano Peretti, Daniel Roth, Luca Salvadori, Carmen Leoni, Jean Claude Zehnder and Wolfgang Zerer. David is also a performer at historic keyboard instruments and holder of a graduate degree in Forte-Piano and Harpsichord performance.

David is a regular participant in prestigious international organ and music festivals (eg. Volleswerk, Musica Imperialis (Vienna), Roma Festival Barocco (Rome),  Grand Hill Organ Concerts (AUS), BAMF (AUS), Quincena Musical, San Sebastián (ES) Settembre Organistico Fabrianese (IT), Maggio Musicale (IT) and often invited to give inauguration concerts of new and restored historic instruments. In May 2019 he performed the dedication recital of the new Peragallo organ at St. Leonard's, Boston (USA) and in 2023 has in calendar, amongst other events, the inaugural recital of the 1883 Maskell and Wordsworth Organ (restored 2018) of St. Luke's Enmore, Australia.

David performs in Austria, United States of America, Spain, Germany, and in Italy, (where he currently resides) at noteworthy venues such as, St. Alban's Abbey (UK), St. Stephen's Cathedral Vienna, St. Michel Hamburg, Santa Maria do Coro San Sebastian, St. Paul's Cathedral, Barossa Regional Gallery, Tanunda, St.Patrick's Cathedral, NYC, St. James' Cathedral, Toronto (Canada).


David Reccia Chynoweth nurtures profound respect for the organ music of all periods and his broad repertoire encompasses works from the Renaissance unto the present day, including compositions and numerous transcriptions of his own. 

Image © Antonio Santamaria

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